A key focus of The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess is offering chess classes for children in partnership with community programs. Recognizing that learning happens outside of school too, these fun and interactive chess classes are offered by sending our certified teachers to libraries, rec centers, and summer programs.
The Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess, in partnership with Family Central and the Broward Education Foundation, is now offering training to equip teachers in pre-school programs as well as for kindergarten, first and second grade and ESE teachers. There are a number of well-documented benefits of teaching chess to children. The game imparts critical thinking and problem-solving skills while encouraging children to concentrate for extended periods of time. We are often asked how young is too young for a child to learn chess. Many children have learned the game by the age of three and most can do so in a classroom setting by the age of four.